The Basics Of Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation is a popular set of procedures that tackle a variety of skin concerns such as wrinkles, scars, and skin pigmentation issues. With laser treatment going by many different names at different offices, it can be hard to understand exactly what laser skin rejuvenation is and what it can do for you. Understanding the basics and important information about laser skin treatment can help prepare you for your consultation and eventual procedure. While laser treatments have been in use for several decades, advances have expanded.
What Is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure that uses lasers, light, and other treatments to repair, improve, and smooth out troublesome skin problems. It is known by many different names including: laser skin resurfacing, laser peel, lasabrasion, and laser vaporization. While lasers have been used in cosmetic procedures for several decades, advances in laser treatment have now greatly expanded the list of treatable conditions. There are now a wide variety of laser types that are specialized in treating certain skin problems, and bringing treatment options to some with darker skin tones which was previously not possible.

What Can Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treat?
The ultimate goal of laser skin treatment is to tackle wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and damaged skin. This treatment might be helpful if you suffer from

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Liver spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Spider or varicose veins
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Age-related skin problems

Can Everyone Get Laser Skin Treatment?
As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, your individual history and unique condition will be a factor in whether or not it is right for you. There are few hard and fast rules that automatically exclude a patient and consultation with your surgeon is the only way to find out. However, those with very dark skin tones, extensive active acne, very saggy skin, and other problems are often denied. Still, advances in laser treatment are happening at a rapid pace, so never assume your condition cannot be addressed.

How Quickly Will I Heal?
The speed of healing will depend on your specific procedure. Some laser treatments are deeper than others and will require more healing time. Non-ablative laser treatments, like those that deal with minor wrinkles, do not damage the surface skin and thus downtime is often nonexistent. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, forcing your body to create new, healthy skin in its place and thus can have a 2 to 3 week healing process. Your surgeon will inform you of your specific healing and downtime process at your consultation.

Will My Laser Skin Rejuvenation Hurt?
Laser skin treatment is said to vary from painless to very little pain by most patients. Topical, local, and/or general anesthetic is used for laser skin rejuvenation depending on what is needed for the specific treatment. If pain is experienced at all, it is usually described as either a mild sunburn feeling in extensive treatments, or having some occasional stinging sensations in others. Large treatment areas or the usage of ablative lasers increase the likelihood of experiencing some pain which will be addressed by your treatment team.

Laser skin rejuvenation can help you stop suffering with unsightly scarring, wrinkles and other skin defects. Boost your confidence and restore the beautiful, healthy looking skin you were always meant to have by visiting the Florida Center For Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery. If you are ready to take the plunge and stop letting your skin issues control your life, contact our office today.